Experience Cape Coast | Touring Ghana
The coast of Ghana is lined with ancient castles and forts. One of the famous castles representing the dark slavery era is the Elmina castle. Oyesola explored almost all the major tourist spots in cape coast including the Elmina castle. She will be sharing what now represents a travel itinerary to Cape Coast with us. Enjoy!.
I wanted to do something different and I knew I had to go outside Accra. I spent quite some time on Trip Advisor before I settled for the places below, all in cape coast.
WHERE TO STAY AT CAPE COAST
I booked three nights at the Coconut Grove Beach Resort. We lodged in a standard single room which cost $125 per night. Honestly, I didn’t want to leave afterwards. I enjoyed myself so much that I look forward to planning another trip to there.
The resort itself has a lot to keep you occupied, if you are not interested in touristy things. It’s a beach side resort so you have the beach, swimming pool, golf course, horse riding, crocodile pond etc. I loved chilling there in the evenings mostly because I went sightseeing during the day. The restaurant in the resort was quite impressive; not a single bad meal and breakfast is complimentary.
PLACES TO VISIT IN CAPE COAST
1. Kakum National Park.
We had planned to visit Kakum and so we took a long ride of about 45mins from the resort. Luckily, I got a very affordable taxi driver, Nana (0242832423), who ended up being the only taxi I used during my stay.
On arriving the tropical rain forest reserve, I paid 70ghc for the canopy walk. It was a long walk up to the canopy, in fact I had to stay back and rest and the guide left me behind. But when we finally made it up it was worth it. I was so scared, wanted to just climb 3 bridges and call it quits but Ade was having none of it. We ended up climbing all 7 thanks to her. At the end we were so happy, one would have thought we won an Olympic medal. The canopy walk was worth it!.
Less I forget, there is a tree house which requires hiking and cost about 50cedis but we didn't do it.
2. Monkey Sanctuary
The monkey sanctuary is located right on the Kakum road. I also read about it on Trip Advisor. I met ‘one time’ who took us round. They had loads of monkey, turtles, crocodiles, civets etc. It was a rainy day but we enjoyed the visit.
3. Hans Cottage Botel
Still on the Kakum road, we visited Hans cottage botel to watch birds and crocodiles. I just had to visit after I read about the place and saw pictures of the tamed crocodiles. You pay a token 7ghc for the two of us) to look at and take pictures with the crocodiles. It was scary but I did it!.
Don’t know how, but 'Aunty Mary' the crocodile whisperer was good at allaying all our fears and the crocs were docile too. There are lots of them there.
4. Elmina Slave Castle
We cannot change the past, but we can reshape the future…Dalai Lama